InterVarsity’s Abolitionist Plunge (Week 1) is a week-long immersion into the world of fighting human trafficking, or modern day slavery -- often called the greatest evil of our time.
The Abolitionist Plunge includes:
Bible Study - emphasizing themes of slavery and freedom
Street Outreach with the Salvation Army
CATCH ("Changing Actions To Change Habits") Court program for women rebuilding their lives after being prostituted
Freedom a la Cart - survivor-run food cart business
SOAP ("Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution") outreach at local hotels
Flyering at bus station, truck stops, and nail salons
Using the arts to fight trafficking
Exploring Fair Trade
Discussions with lawmakers, with leaders in law enforcement and social work, and with those who minister to "johns"
Register by February 18, 2017. Cost is $180 if registered by February 11; $200 after. Participants will stay in host homes and will meet at a partnering church, with frequent site visits in Columbus and the surrounding area. A $50 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is due when you apply.